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Gen Dent. 2004 Jan-Feb;52(1):52-4.

Angioleiomyoma of the tongue.

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Pathology, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland, USA.


A case of angioleiomyoma of the tongue is detailed. The patient sought treatment for a painless, rubbery mass of 10 years duration. The tumor was unusual, appearing bilobed, with the dorsal aspect whitish in color and a blue ventral component. Occasional episodes of numbness were noted. Biopsy of the lesion demonstrated bundles of smooth muscle cells surrounding numerous vascular spaces. The patient was lost to follow-up; as a result, a complete surgical excision of the tumor was not performed.

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